Nanterre, July 1st, 2019

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions has announced today the appointment of Pascale Favre as Managing Director of the Technology Solutions International Business Line, with effect from July 1st, 2019. She also joins the Executive Committee of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

Pascale Favre, 47, has over 20 years of experience in the financial sector associated with technological equipment. After a first position at BNP Paribas Factor from 1994 to 1999, she joined DELL Financial Services as Account Manager and then Head of Sales for Large Corporate and Public Accounts. Then, in January 2009 she became Business Development Manager at Siemens Financial Services.

In 2012, she joined the Technology Solutions International Business Line of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions. She started as International Key Account Manager and she was in charge of the commercial relationship with major partners – manufacturers and publishers of technological equipment. Then, in July 2016, she was appointed ITC (Information and Communication Technologies) Manager.

As of July 1, 2019, Pascale will assume the position of Managing Director of the Technology Solutions (TS) International Business Line. She succeeds Raf Ramaekers, who takes over the supervision of 7 countries (United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands). Under the leadership of Raf, TS has significantly transformed with the digitalisation of customer journeys. He has also contributed to the development of the business line in new markets including the medical sector.

In her new role, Pascale will be responsible for TS’s global strategy, its organization and the management of its activities in the various countries where BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions operates. She will also pursue the development strategy of the business line, in particular the launch of offers in new markets favouring the energy transition (LEDs, electric charging stations for vehicles, etc.). In addition, she will have in her scope the new BNP Paribas 3 Step IT joint venture. She will also oversee two complementary distribution channels: rental and fleet management services offered directly to companies and “Vendor” finance solutions offered through equipment manufacturers and distributors. With this global vision, Pascale will be able to further develop the synergies between these two activities to meet all the needs of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions’ customers and partners. 

She will report to Pascal Layan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Head of International Business Lines, who said: “Pascale’s deep and solid knowledge of the technology and financial sector, her strong relationships with our major international partners and her strategic vision for TS business line will undoubtedly enable her to continue developing BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in this sector.” 

“I am pleased to pursue TS’s transformation plan in all the markets in which we specialize. I am convinced that with our partners and the TS teams in the countries, we will be able to further develop our products and services offering with a particular focus on the circular economy and the usage economy”, comments Pascale Favre.

 

Contacts presse 

Elodie ANTOINE : +33 (0)6 71 53 45 32 – elodie.antoine@bnpparibas.com

Jérôme GOAER : +33 (0)6 61 61 79 34 – j.goaer@verbatee.com

Aline BESSELIEVRE : +33 (0)6 61 85 10 05 – a.besselievre@verbatee.com

Nanterre, July 1st, 2019

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions announced today the appointment of Raf Ramaekers as Country Supervisor, with effect from July 1st 2019. He remains a member of the Executive Committee.

Raf Ramaekers, 50, has extensive experience in the financial services sector, of which 21 years in the leasing industry. He has been working for BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions for 13 years and started off as Managing Director of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in Belgium. In 2010, he became Managing Director of the métier in the Netherlands, where he took care of the Fortis Lease activities’ integration in BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions organisation.

Since 2015, he had been Managing Director of the “Technology Solutions” (TS) International Business Line, responsible for its global business strategy, its organisation and for monitoring its profitability. He managed and supported the TS business units in the countries where BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions operates.
He ensured, with his team, the pan-European partnerships for TS partners (manufacturers and distributors) and their end customers. Under the leadership of Raf, TS significantly transformed with the digitalisation of customer journeys. He also contributed to the development of the business line in new markets including the medical sector.

As of 1st of July, Raf Ramaekers will be responsible for the supervision of the following BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions entities: United Kingdom, USA, DACH cluster (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and BeNe cluster (Belgium, the Netherlands). As chairman and member of the local Board of Directors he will ensure, on behalf of the BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Top management, the respect of the governance in the countries he oversees. He will facilitate the global and transversal vision of this governance. As a supervisor he will be a sparring partner for the local country management and will help the local entities to implement strategic guidelines.

He will report directly to Olivier de Ryck, Head of Country Supervision.

He will be replaced by Pascale Favre, as Head of the “Technology Solutions” International Business Line.

 

Contacts presse 

Elodie ANTOINE –+33 (0)1 41 97 11 97 – elodie.antoine@bnpparibas.com

Jérôme GOAER – +33 (0)6 61 61 79 34 – j.goaer@verbatee.com

Aline BESSELIEVRE – +33 (0)6 61 85 10 05 – a.besselievre@verbatee.com

3D illustration of electric car

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, European leader in professional equipment finance, is developing financial solutions to support energy transition. After the LED offer in 2018 which significantly helped reduce electricity costs for companies and local authorities, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is now offering financial solutions for the installation of electric charging stations all over France.

The charging stations market is booming

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions assists companies with energy transition by financing equipment which generate less pollution and consume less energy. Developing the national network of electric charging stations is a major part of France’s transition to cleaner sources of energy. Providing enough stations to facilitate recharging is key to encouraging users to opt for cleaner, rechargeable electric or hybrid vehicles. Between the beginning of 2015 and the end of 2018, the number of charging stations in France increased from 10,000 to 25,000. Areve (a public organisation in the energy and renovation sector) predicts the installation of an additional 45,000 charging stations by 2020. And the number of stations to be installed by the private and the public sector in their own car parks will be unprecedented. So far, the market targets rechargeable electric and hybrid vehicles but, in the near future, electric trucks, buses and other light commercial vehicles will also join the market.

A widely accessible finance solution

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions proposes rental contracts of 4 to 5 years. These solutions will be offered

 –  Indirectly via:

  • manufacturers of charging stations which deal directly with companies (ABB, Schneider Electric, NewMotion, EVBox, etc.);
  • electricity fitters which propose equipment with services;
  • companies that propose long-term rental packages including cars and charging stations;
  • energy providers which lease charging points to their customers with a special rate for electricity;
  • vehicle manufacturers or dealerships which offer cars with charging stations.

–  Directly to:

  • professional clients of the BNP Paribas banking network;
  • clients of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions Trucks when electric trucks join the market;
  • more generally, any company needing charging points for their vehicles.

Why install electric charging stations?

There are several reasons motivating companies to convert to rechargeable electric and hybrid vehicles. First and foremost, it contributes to their brand image and corporate social responsibility approach, internally as well as externally. Tenders now very often include a “responsibility” section so this can also give them a competitive edge. It also meets the expectations of employees who aspire to work for companies that are concerned about their environmental impact.

Converting to rechargeable hybrid and electric vehicles is also cost effective because they are less expensive to maintain. Furthermore, recharging with electricity costs 2 to 3 times less than a tank of fuel, depending on the type of vehicle. Given decreasing battery prices and increasing battery life, companies are more and more inclined to choose this source of energy because it is not only cleaner, but also cheaper.

Finally, regulatory pressure can also motivate companies to convert to electric vehicles. For example, vehicles which pollute and emit too much CO2 are no longer allowed in certain cities. As a result, certain haulage companies will soon be obliged to convert their fleets to stay in business. Besides, a European directive requires the creation of a parking-space quota reserved for electric vehicles. And parking management companies will also have to provide charging stations for their customers.

Why is leasing the most pertinent finance solution for the installation of charging stations?

The electric vehicle market is innovating constantly and the technology is developing very rapidly. This is particularly the case for batteries which must meet constantly higher expectations for power, autonomy and charge time. As a result, charging stations need to be increasingly smart and will need to be changed regularly to keep up with technological progress. Unlike loans, rental solutions allow companies to renew their equipment and stay at the cutting edge of technology for optimal efficiency and performance.

“All companies would like a cleaner electric vehicle fleet but rightfully so, tend to avoid investing heavily in new technology. We offer leasing solutions so companies can afford innovative equipment with less asset risk and optimal cash flow. It is our pleasure to guide them on this route to effective commercial growth and improved sustainability,” states Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

Press contacts

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Jérôme GOAER – +33 (0)6 61 61 79 34j.goaer@verbatee.com

Aline BESSELIEVRE – +33 (0)6 61 85 10 05a.besselievre@verbatee.com

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Ariane Govignon, Head of the Healthcare market, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions with Tomoaki Fukuhira, Vice President & CFO, Canon Médical Systems Europe

Nanterre, 22 April 2019

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, European leader in asset finance and Canon Medical Systems Europe B.V., manufacturer of diagnostic medical imaging products, systems and technologies, announced today the signature of a European partnership aiming to promote the circular economy by giving a new life to medical imagery equipment used for MRIs, computed tomography, interventional imaging, radiography and even ultrasound.

An attractive financing solution

This European partnership will allow Canon Medical to offer its customers the possibility to no longer buy their medical imaging devices but to rent them at a much more affordable price that takes into account their residual value, i.e. the value of the equipment at end of contract. Their customers will therefore no longer need to finance the total cost of the equipment. A win-win financing solution that will be offered by

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions across multiple countries in Europe: in France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Italy, the UK, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland and Sweden. Canon Medical is one of the world’s top four manufacturers of medical imaging devices and offers a complete range of equipment and solutions in the market.

A partnership at the heart of the circular economy

Both partners will distribute and finance equipment with high residual value and therefore create a large refurbished market of high quality controlled devices. Medical imaging devices retrieved at the end of the rental period will be refurbished at the office in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands, only to be marketed again, after extensive technical tests ensuring a high level of quality. An operation that will go on to significantly reduce the environmental footprint and conserve the scarce resources needed to manufacture these products in the first place.

“After the joint venture with 3 Step IT to develop circular economy-based solutions for smartphones and other IT devices, this partnership with Canon Medical Systems will further enable BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions to extend its know-how in the healthcare sector. The value of medical imaging devices is quite high, even for refurbished equipment. We saw an opportunity within this market reality, an opportunity to offer an attractive financing solution that would also contribute to the preservation of resources. This partnership is a concrete proof of our commitment, and that of the BNP Paribas Group, towards the promotion of sustainable growth,” says Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

“Thanks to this partnership with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, our teams will be able to offer our customers a solution that not only meets their expectations with innovative equipment offered at preferential rates, but also allows them to reduce their environment footprint by promoting the use of equipment rather than its ownership. And by refurbishing our devices ourselves, we guarantee our customers the highest quality,” said Mark Holmshaw, President and CEO of Canon Medical Systems Europe.

About Canon Medical Systems

About Canon Medical Systems Europe

Canon Medical Systems Europe, headquartered in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, markets, sells, distributes and services radiology and cardiovascular systems, including CT, MR, ultrasound, X-ray, interventional X-ray equipment and advanced software that enables visualization and analysis of 2D, 3D and 4D images of anatomy and physiological functions. For more information, visit the Canon Medical Systems Europe website: https://eu.medical.canon

About Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Canon Medical Systems offers a full range of diagnostic medical imaging solutions including CT, X-Ray, Ultrasound and MR, across the globe. In line with our continued Made for Life philosophy, patients are at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to provide medical professionals with solutions that support their efforts in contributing to the health and wellbeing of patients worldwide. Our goal is to deliver optimum health opportunities for patients through uncompromised performance, comfort and safety features.

At Canon Medical Systems, we work hand in hand with our partners – our medical, academic and research community. We build relationships based on transparency, trust and respect. Together as one, we strive to create industry leading solutions that deliver an enriched quality of life.  For more information, visit the Canon Medical Systems Corporation website: https://global.medical.canon

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Jérôme GOAER – +33 (0)6 61 61 79 34j.goaer@verbatee.com

Aline BESSELIEVRE – +33 (0)6 61 85 10 05a.besselievre@verbatee.com

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Nanterre, France.

March 27, 2019

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions has announced today the appointment of Philippe Lambert as Managing Director of the “Equipment and Logistics Solutions” International Business Line, and member of the Executive Committee, with effect from April 1St, 2019.

Philippe, 52, has extensive experience in the financial services sector, of which 16 years in the leasing industry. Since 2015, Philippe Lambert has been President of CNH Industrial Capital Europe, a Joint-Venture between BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and CNH Industrial, the European Retail Finance captive entity for CNH Industrial Brands (notably New Holland and CASE IH, CASE Construction Equipment and IVECO). He is also the Chairman of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions Trucks, a full-service leasing specialist for commercial and industrial vehicles.

As Managing Director of the “Equipment and Logistics Solutions (ELS)” International Business Lines, he succeeds Dario Ghislandi, who will be taking up a new position at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in Italy. Dario contributed largely to ELS’ strong and consistent growth for the past 3 years, exceeding for the first time the €6bn of new business volumes in Europe in 2018.

As of April 1st 2019, Philippe will be responsible for the ELS global business strategy, for its organization and for monitoring its profitability. He will also manage and support the ELS Business Units in the countries where BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions operates. Furthermore, he will ensure with his teams that the pan-European partnerships and joint-ventures are monitored with the view to develop value propositions for the ELS partners (manufacturers and distributors) and their end-customers. He will also oversee the full-service leasing operations of BNP Paribas Rental Solutions Trucks.

Pascal Layan, Deputy CEO and Head of the International Business Lines

He will report to Pascal Layan, Deputy CEO and Head of the International Business Lines who said:

I am confident that Philippe’s diversified experience, proven track record and extensive knowledge of the leasing business will allow him to develop the right approach in all the markets and countries where ELS operates. His expertise in dealer financing and full-service leasing will especially contribute to the development of our unique full-liner approach offering a complete range of services.

I am truly excited by all the business opportunities I see ahead of us for the ELS International Business Line. I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit with all my teams at the Corporate level and in the countries. I am confident that together we will be able to pursue and lead the ELS transformation plan, and co design with all our manufacturer partners a win-win and sustainable development plan based on added value solutions”, commented Philippe Lambert.

Philippe Lambert, Managing Director of the “Equipment and Logistics Solutions” International Business Line

Philippe Lambert’s background

He has been with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions for 12 years now, and he started off as Head of the International Division supervising 14 countries, and as President of CLAAS Financial Services, a Joint-Venture between BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and CLAAS, a leading agriculture manufacturer. He has also held other responsibilities within the company, such as Marketing and Products Director for the Equipment & Logistics Division (including the supervision of the dealer financing activity), and Global Head of the Transport Market.

Before joining BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, Philippe was a member of the Executive Committee at ARVAL, BNP Paribas’ specialized entity for automobile leasing and fleet management. He was the Head of Strategy and Corporate Development for 4 years, from 2003 to 2007, leading Mergers & Acquisitions and organic growth initiatives.

Before that, he spent 6 years at BNP Paribas Group level starting in 1997, as the Global Head of the Euro Project for PARIBAS, and then Manager of the Coordination Central Team during the merger between BNP and PARIBAS, supervising the post-merger integration of the Capital Markets activities. Later, from 2000 to 2003 he was Investment Director in the Corporate Venture central team, investing in new technology start-ups for BNP Paribas, and being President or Board member for several Fintechs.

Philippe started his career in 1991 as a Consultant with Arthur Andersen, where he ended as Managing Director, in charge of the Corporate Financial risks Advisory practice.

Philippe is an engineer and graduated from the Ecole Centrale de Paris. In 2018, he also graduated from HEC with a Senior Executive Program focused on Business Transformation.

Helsinki, Finland & Nanterre, France.

February 20, 2019

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3 Step IT announce they have agreed to create a European strategic alliance. It will provide complete, sustainable, technology lifecycle management solutions internationally. This service offer, deeply rooted in the circular economy, will meet organisations’ demands for more flexible and sustainable product as a service solutions.  This alliance will be effective in the 20* European countries where each of the partners operates, as part of a partnership developed under the name “BNP Paribas 3 Step IT”. Within the partnership, a joint venture operation will trade in 11 countries, starting in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is a European leader in financing professional equipment. It has been active for more than 20 years in the rental and lifecycle management market and since 2010 under the BNP Paribas Rental Solutions brand. Its technology equipment services have been available in France and Italy. The partnership with 3 Step IT will enable this business to expand internationally and to strengthen its re-marketing capabilities at the end of the contract.

3 Step IT is a technology life cycle management specialist. It is a leader in northern Europe, with headquarters in Helsinki. Its services include funding the acquisition and management of technology (usually IT devices), and then refurbishing and remarketing them. This partnership will enable 3 Step IT to expand into other countries, notably in Western Europe, where BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is present

The alliance between BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3 Step IT confirms the ambition of both organisations to become a leader in the field of finance and product as a service solutions for technology equipment in Europe. They also plan to take a lead in promoting the circular economy with services that help maintain equipment in use, and recondition returned equipment for resale to extend its life.

The partners will combine their expertise to provide organisations with a complete management service for their technology equipment:

  • understand customer needs
  • funding
  • tracking and monitoring (what is installed, where it is, who pays, how much, etc.)
  • data destruction, refurbishing and resale of returned equipment

Equipment will typically include: computers, smartphones, printers, etc. This comprehensive service will also be available to manufacturers and distributors to meet their customers’ needs and expectations.

The partners plan a joint venture company to offer this service by the end of 2019. The joint venture company, named BNP Paribas 3 Step IT, will be 51% owned by BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 49% by 3 Step IT. With a head office in France, it will also operate in the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. In 2020, the new company plans to extend its services to Poland, Spain, Portugal, Austria and Switzerland, to complete the European network.

Beyond the joint venture territory the “BNP Paribas 3 Step IT” alliance will provide similar services to its international clients through a commercial partnership, mainly in the Nordic and Baltic countries. 3 Step IT operations in Asia are not included in the partnership and will continue to run as they do today.

This Alliance will be finalized by the end of the first half of 2019, subject to the agreement of the various regulatory authorities.

“With this announcement, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions complements both its European network, particularly in the Nordic and Baltic countries, and accelerates its commitment to the circular economy. 3 Step IT is the ideal partner to develop an offer that promotes the recycling and resale of technology equipment made available to our customers and partners. This transaction aligns perfectly with the BNP Paribas group’s strategy and its 2020 commitment plan, which includes the circular economy,” said Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions. 

“The 3 Step IT team is very excited to partner with Europe’s leading professional equipment finance company. Our company was built around sustainability. Now, together with BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, we can make the circular economy a reality and develop more sustainable leasing for technology assets across Europe. This will benefit our clients and build an ever more successful business relationship,” says Carmen Ene, CEO of 3 Step IT.

 

*European countries covered by the Alliance:
Joint-venture: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Partnership beyond the JV: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway, Romania, Sweden.

About 3 Step IT

As technology financing specialists, 3 Step IT makes it easy to lease, manage and renew IT assets. Our asset management service puts customers in control of their equipment life cycle: when each item was installed, where it’s used, and when it’s due to be replaced. So the end of lease process is never a surprise. Our refurbishing centres process hundreds of thousands of returned devices annually. After data has been securely erased, reconditioned devices are resold to an extensive network of buyers. We resell 98% of returned devices, with only 2% sent for recycling. We also work in partnership with other lessors: they can use our asset management, refurbish and resale expertise to offer more to their clients and also realise their assets’ residual value potential.

More information at 3stepit.com
Follow 3 Step IT on Twitter, @3stepIT, and LinkedIn

Press contacts:
Elodie ANTOINE:     +33 (0)6 71 53 45 32elodie.antoine@bnpparibas.com
Suvi AALTONEN:    +358 40 570 7179 – suvi.aaltonen@3stepit.com

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Nanterre, 21 January 2019

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions announces several changes within its General Management Committee, which took effect on January 1, 2019.

Following the retirement of Xavier Viollet, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, evolved her General Management Committee:

  • Pascal Layan, 53, has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer. He retains his responsibilities as Director of International Business Lines and Marketing. He also takes over the management of consulting activities.
  • Wolfgang Pinner, 55 years old, Chief Operating Officer, remains in charge of Country Supervision. He has also been appointed as Chief Data Officer. The supervision of the holding company and the Strategy and Development division will now also be attached to him.
  • Delphine Roché, 46 years old, previously responsible for the relationship with Retail Banking in France, joined the Executive Board as Director of Transformation and IT. She will oversee IT Corporate, Process & Efficiency, Digital Transformation, Procurement, and Personnel and Property Security.
From Left-Right : Delphine Roché, Director of Transformation and IT ; Pascal Layan, Deputy Chief Excecutive Officer ; Wolfgang Pinner, Chief Operating Officer and Charlotte Dennery , Chief Executive Officer
From Left-Right : Delphine Roché, Director of Transformation and IT ; Pascal Layan, Deputy Chief Excecutive Officer ; Wolfgang Pinner, Chief Operating Officer and Charlotte Dennery , Chief Executive Officer

Delphine Roché

Delphine Roché began her career at BNP Paribas’ Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) in the Media & Telecom Finance Department. She then joined Groupe Développement as an Investment Manager in the new technologies sector. After having contributed to the launch of Lean Six Sigma at BNP Paribas, she joined Leasing Solutions in 2007 as head of the deployment of this operational excellence methodology through continuous process improvement. She then took the lead of the Marketing and Communication, Business Intelligence and CSR. Since November 2015, she had been the Deputy Head of the “Bank Leasing Services France” division, which offers financing solutions to BNP Paribas Group’s French Retail Banking clients.

She graduated from Centrale-Supelec as an engineer and completed her Masters in “Management of international projects” from ESCP.

“We are delighted to welcome Delphine Roché to the now rejuvenated and perfectly balanced General Management Committee. Her skills and determination will play a key role in continuing the transformation plan of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, particularly, in the digitalization of the company at all levels, to be able to meet the new expectations of our employees, our customers and our partners, “says Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

 

Press contacts

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Jérôme GOAER – +33 (0)6 61 61 79 34j.goaer@verbatee.com

Aline BESSELIEVRE – +33 (0)6 61 85 10 05a.besselievre@verbatee.com

13 December 2018

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and IVECO, through their joint venture CNH Industrial Capital Europe, will take part to a European project that aims at supporting the development of BioLNG energy for transport across Europe.

The project signature ceremony took place on December 6 during the COP 24 in Katowice, Poland.

The European Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) announced, with the signature of the BioLNG Euronet Project, a commitment to support the transition from Diesel to LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) in the European transport Market in order to contribute to the European goal of 60% CO2 reduction by 2030.

The BioLNG Euronet Project aims at creating a 400 km pan-European transport road from southern Spain to eastern Poland via France, Belgium, Netherlands and Germany by building a network of LNG refueling sites across Europe and offering competitive financing and trucking solutions to reduce the cost of a LNG truck investment.

CNH Industrial Capital Europe will offer competitive financing solutions reducing the cost of IVECO trucks with a subsidy from the EU Commission to partially compensate for price difference between Diesel and LNG truck, up to a maximum of €6000.

Top left: Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President
Top right: Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
Bottom left: Dirk Beckers, Director – Innovation and Networks Executive Agency – INEA
Bottom right: Christian Hoellinger, Head of Business Development Europe- LNG Road, Shell

From left-right: Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President ; Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport ; Christian Hoellinger, Head of Business Development Europe- LNG Road, Shell ; Dirk Beckers, Director – Innovation and Networks Executive Agency – INEA

Pierre Lahutte, IVECO Brand President, said: “This project opens the possibility for a seamless transition to a circular economy approach based on generating energy from waste. This makes even negative GHG emissions and carbon sequestration possible. The project’s funding will enable us to help our customers convert their fleets to LNG through competitive IVECO Capital finance & leasing plans, increasing the number of natural gas vehicles on European roads and making progress towards a sustainable transport industry.”

Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, said: “As part of its 2020 development plan, BNP Paribas clearly indicated its will to strengthen its commitment to the energy transition and the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As the Group’s specialized entity in equipment finance, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is a natural partner to encourage companies to promote responsible mobility.”

 

CHN Industrial Capital Europe

CNH Industrial Capital Europe SAS is a Joint Venture between CNH Industrial and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in Europe, and offers a full range of financing, leasing and rental solutions for the IVECO dealers and end-customers for Buses, Trucks & Commercial Vehicles (including parts & services) in the main European markets. The Joint Venture also proposes under the brand name of CNH Industrial Capital customised financial services for Agricultural & Construction Equipment machines.

For further information about CNH Industrial Capital: www.cnhindustrialcapital.com

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

As the European leader in asset finance, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions supports the growth of its clients and industrial partners by offering rental and finance solutions for their professional equipment.

At the heart of the usage economy, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions provides businesses with the flexibility they need to remain competitive and grow in a sustainable way.

In 2017, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions financed 320,000 projects for a total volume of 12 billion euros. Its 3,200 employees support its clients and partners’ growth in 18 countries, in Europe but also in China, the United-States and Canada.

Learn more about us on: leasingsolutions.bnpparibas.com

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Contacts

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions

Elodie ANTOINE – 01 41 97 11 97 – elodie.antoine@bnpparibas.com

IVECO

IVECO is a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., a World leader in Capital Goods listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNHI) and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario of the Borsa Italiana (MI: CNHI). IVECO designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-road trucks, and vehicles for applications such as off-road missions.

The brand’s wide range of products include the Daily, a vehicle that covers the 3.3 – 7.2 ton vehicle weight segment, the Eurocargo from 6 – 19 tons, the Trakker (dedicated to off-road missions) and the Stralis, both over 16 tons. In addition, the IVECO Astra brand builds off-road trucks, rigid and articulated dumpers as well as special vehicles.

IVECO employs close to 21,000 individuals globally. It manages production sites in 7 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America where it produces vehicles featuring the latest advanced technologies. 4,200 sales and service outlets in over 160 countries guarantee technical support wherever an IVECO vehicle is at work.

For further information about IVECO: www.iveco.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/IVECO/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ivecoitaly

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iveco/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Iveco

Romania, 27 November 2018

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions pursues its international development and reinforces its presence in Romania with the acquisition of IKB Leasing. Already announced on June 11, the acquisition was completed on November 27 in Bucharest, Romania.

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, the leading European leasing provider, has been offering finance solutions for professional equipment in Romania since 2008 with a team of 45 employees.

The IKB Leasing Romania acquisition will reinforce BNP Paribas Leasing Solution’s local expertise to better serve its customers and partners in the country. The objectives are to accelerate the development on the agriculture market and to diversify on other markets.

“This new acquisition allows us to strengthen our teams of experts in Romania to support even more customers and partners in a region where leasing-type financial solutions are in increasing demand. Indeed, in 2017, the Romanian leasing market posted a growth of 10% year-on-year, with nearly 2 billion euros in equipment financing,” says Charlotte Dennery, CEO of BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions.

Pioneer of the usage economy, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions will also pursue its ambition to support companies in Romania and help them move from the ownership business model to the one of leasing.

Current IKB Leasing Romania and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Romania’ clients and partners will be able to rely on the expertise of a larger expert team of 75 employees led by Lionel Piquer, CEO at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions in Romania.

 

Press Contacts
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Elodie ANTOINE – 01 41 97 11 97 – elodie.antoine@bnpparibas.com

Gardening 4.0: when usage economy meets the latest technology

Gardening 4.0: when usage economy meets the latest technology

Which garden owner would not want to get rid of the redundant and recurring task of mowing, especially in the spring?

Even more so when involving a third person turns out to be more complicated: trusting them with your house keys, arranging a machine in a decent condition, paying for the service without knowing in advance how long it will actually take.

In such a situation, when the maintenance of green spaces is left to the technologies, it gives way to innovative services that not only make your life easier, but also ensure that you pay only for the actual work done.

BNP Paribas Leasing solutions will fund Husqvarna’s mechanized equipment for landscapers. Like the mowing robots that, equipped with GPS in some cases, ensure a perfect mowing of the most complex lawns, from small to large surfaces up to 5000m². Thanks to IoT, it is already possible to monitor and control the activity of these robots remotely, and to charge the user according to his needs and the actual use of the equipment; to the area (m²) of the lawn mowed for example.

 

In the next ten years, this partnership could be extended to mini-drones. This is Husqvarna’s vision through “Solea“, the first concept of professional lawn care for the futuristic cities planned for 2030. Nine robot mowers, transported by a drone, will arrive by air to mow the lawn autonomously while the mini-drone will continue to fly and collect data in real time. Once the mowing is done, the drone moves on to another mission.

The system is therefore designed to operate quickly and silently, 24 hours a day, with the ability to adapt itself discreetly and effectively to the environment, while facilitating the daily lives of professionals and offering them the opportunity to not only pay for the use, but also to have additional services such as maintenance or insurance.

 

Thanks to all these innovations, gardeners will be able to concentrate on more interesting tasks requiring real human expertise, while having the guarantee of a service billed at its right cost.